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Friday, March 1 • 9:40am - 10:25am
Student Math Circles

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What's a "Math Circle"? The purpose of a math circle is to engage students in learning, exploring and having fun with mathematics and its uses. This is done in a collaborative environment fostering the development of creative thinking skills through problem solving.
We would share an example of a circle topic titled "Rational Tangles". The concepts in this activity include putting mathematical values with physical movements. The activity involves movements that "tangle" two ropes together and the goal is to derive the math that goes with the three movements in this activity in order to "untangle" the ropes. (The three movements are Twist, Rotate and Display.) Attendees would do the activity and experience how a math circle is managed.
We would discuss how we have integrated a math circle in our school.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Funk

Joan Funk

Math Teacher, Notre Dame Academy
Joan has been teaching mathematics for 30 years at the secondary level.  The courses span the curriculum from 7th grade math to Integrated Math 2.  She is a founding member of the Black Swamp Math Teachers Circle and one of the founding teachers of the Notre Dame Academy Student... Read More →
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Marcia Miller

Math Teacher, Notre Dame Academy
I have been teaching mathematics for 35 years at the secondary level.  The courses span the curriculum from Pre-Algebra to International Baccalaureate Math Studies.  I am a founding member of the Black Swamp Math Teachers Circle and one of the founding teachers of the Notre Dame... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 9:40am - 10:25am
Peralta
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES Make sense of problems, persevere in solving them, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments, model with mathematics and attend to precision.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will have a clear understanding of what a math circle is and how it fosters student excitement in mathematics.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Participate in the physical movements of creating a tangle and then will develop the math to 'untangle' the ropes through questioning and discussion with other attendees.
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